>> Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip formally opening the UK's National Cyber Security Centre aimed at tackling what's fast becoming the modern era's front line. And to combat that ever evolving threat the government is turning to the private sector for collaboration. Inviting businesses to nominate employees to embed in the defense hub.
Chancellor Philip Hammond warning that cyber attacks are increasing in frequency, severity and sophistication.>> Government cannot protect business and the general public from the risks of cyber attack on its own. It has to be a team effort. It is only in this way that we can stay one step ahead of the scale and pace of the threat that we face.
>> The security center is a part of a 1.9 billion pound push to bolster Britain's cyber defences. And forms part of the government's intelligence and security organization, GCHQ.>> Today was one of those days.>> The Centre Chief Executive Ciaran Martin says Britain had been the target of 188 attacks in the last three months.
Among them Britain's largest cyber heist 2.5 million pounds stolen from Tesco Bank which the Centre is still investigating.>> When someone attacks the UK I want them to think of us as the hardest of targets. We're good at cyber security in the UK but we want to get and we need to get even better.
>> Given 65% of large businesses report a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. That's effort as Martin begins with sharpening the tools of business to protect themselves.